2018-08-17–Middleport, Medina NY

West Erie Canal equals good living. Cruising this section of the waterway is filled with small towns with free docks and lots of 30 amp power…bring your “smart reverse splitter” and you are good to go.

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Out first Erie Canal Locks we came to were located in Lockport, NY. Actually two locks back to back. Pictured below is the first of the two locks

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Here is a picture of the entire 2 lock complex. You go directly from the first to the second lock…each lock dropped us 25 feet.

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The locks are numbered east to west, so we only have 35 locks to go through until we reach the Hudson River and “sea-level.”

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Our transit day was a bit damp and overcast but we did find a lovely spot along the wall in Middleport, NY

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The next morning we made the short trip to Medina where we have a number of things planned.

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Still a little gray and overcast but relatively dry.

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Medina, NY for their sandstone quarries in the early 1900s. This seems to be a local example.

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Not surprisingly city hall is also sandstone.

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Love the doors..

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Our first real stop was the train museum which really has any number “collections of history.”  The museum though really is centered around trains.

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And do they have trains, like a HUGE HO model train setup.

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It is a cool setup

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The Admiral might have OD’d on trains though and had to take a breather from the excitement that is model trains.

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This post office just struct me as a the quintessential post office reminding me of the one in Lima, OH

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I kinda cracked up on this sign..I thought it was a stretch as far as history goes…just me though…

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There is also an aqueduct in Median. The Canal is actually a “bridge” going over the creek gorge and water fall.

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Per direction from the Admiral, we stop at waterfalls…all waterfalls….

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Not to worry, there is another one tomorrow in Holly…

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  1. Thought you might want this information:
    US Coast Guard Warns of LED Lighting Interference to Marine Radios, AIS Reception
    The US Coast Guard says it’s received reports from crews, ship owners, inspectors, and other mariners regarding poor reception on VHF radiotelephone, digital selective calling (DSC), and automatic identification systems (AIS) when in the vicinity of LED lighting systems. This could include interior and exterior lighting, navigation lights, searchlights, and floodlights found on vessels of all sizes.
    “Radio frequency interference caused by these LED lamps [was] found to create potential safety hazards,” the Coast Guard said in an August 15 Marine Safety Alert. “For example, the maritime rescue coordination center in one port was unable to contact a ship involved in a traffic separation scheme incident by VHF radio. That ship also experienced very poor AIS reception. Other ships in different ports have experienced degradation of the VHF receivers, including AIS, caused by their LED navigation lights. LED lighting installed near VHF antennas has also shown to compound the reception.”
    ARRL has determined a wide range of interference-causing potential from consumer lighting devices. “While some are relatively quiet, other devices — even those that meet the required FCC emissions limits — can still cause harmful interference,” said ARRL Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer Mike Gruber, W1MG. “My best recommendation is to try LED lights before you buy, especially if there is a possibility that the device will be used while you’re operating. Once you have determined that a particular LED device is quiet, then purchase as many as you need from that same store.”
    Over the past few years, ARRL has provided the FCC with reports of LED and other lighting systems that are not in compliance with FCC regulations. In several instances, these devices greatly exceeded the FCC’s emissions limits, in one case by as much as 58 dB, creating as much noise as 650,000 legal devices, Gruber said. “Several recent FCC enforcement actions involving LED manufacturers have been encouraging,” he added. “These actions can and will make a difference.”
    Gruber said ARRL remains committed to working with both the FCC and manufacturers to help facilitate that positive difference in every possible way. “It is possible for LED and other lighting technologies to coexist with both amateurs and other users of the radio spectrum,” he said. Read more. — Thanks to gCaptain.com and Frank Smith, WS1MH

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